The Button Rock Hermit has had a lot of names. She was once called the Woman of the Fog. They called her the Vixen. She was known as Mistress Coyote, the Grackle, the Rootress, the Painter, the Mountain Spirit, and on and on. We think now that she lives in Sister Rain Cave, but they say Button Rock is her ancestral home and that her great, great grandmother was also called the Button Rock Hermit. Although, she might also be the one who paints the forest red with blood.

 

big pile

of cougar scat —

she dances, jigs

 

 

 

TONY BURFIELD

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